GET READY FOR SUMMER FUN!
Camp registration opening dates:
- March 7, 8:00 am for City Residents
- April 11, 8:00 am for Non-Residents
Summer day camp dates and hours
June 22 - August 12 | 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Weekly fee of $55.00 for residents and $75.00 for non-residents. Financial assistance is available through our Scholarship Program.
Transportation is provided to and from camp for City residents only. Transportation is only available during weeks 1-6 from June 22 to July 29. Stops will be limited (within school districts), are not the same as the school year and cannot be changed. Due to COVID-19, buses have a limited capacity and transportation is only available for City residents that have no other way to get to camp. City residents attending Camp Shenandoah who are planning to use camp transportation must enroll at a location within their school district. Clark students enroll at Burnley Moran; Greenbrier students enroll at Venable; Jackson Via students enroll at Johnson. **Field trips and transportation to and from camp will be dependent on bus staffing. Update to follow at a later date.
City residents in need of financial assistance may apply for our scholarship program by mail or online. Scholarship applications must be submitted and approved prior to registration. Scholarship processing takes 7-10 business days.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for camp. With your registration, please indicate if you will need accommodations when prompted. A two-week notice is requested in order for the Department to make reasonable accommodations based on individual needs for successful inclusion. You will be contacted by a staff member to further discuss how we can help your child have a positive camp experience. All participants are required to follow the rules of conduct outlined in the program guidelines. Any camper, whether they have or have not identified special needs, may be removed from a program if after interventions and accommodations their behavior is a direct threat to property, themselves or others. Participants should be willing to actively participate in the program the majority of the time. We are not able to provide one-to-one assistance and our inclusion counselors rotate from group to group during the day. Successful campers should have the ability to function with occasional assistance as a member of a group of 10 or more campers.
Ages 5-9 (Rising 1st through 4th Graders)
Experience the best of all worlds at Camp Shenandoah! Make the most of summer with outdoor play and nature discoveries in the schoolyard. Cool off inside with fun arts and crafts, interactive games, and enrichment activities for learning and building new skills. Our summer camp program also includes weekly trips to the pool and a field trip* to an exciting destination. A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This camp is for rising first through fourth graders.
Ages 10-12 (Rising 5th through 7th Graders)
Get ready for active fun this summer! Each day brings new and engaging experiences from arts and crafts and games to outdoor play and nature discoveries. Make new friends as you enjoy interactive time with other campers. Our summer camp program also includes weekly trips to the pool and a field trip* to an exciting destination. A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This camp is for rising fifth through seventh graders
Ages 13-15 (Rising 8th through 10th Graders)
If you are ready for a non-virtual and social summer, this is the camp for you! Enjoy indoor and outdoor active fun with other teens including sports, games, outdoor exploration, and skill-building activities. Our summer camp program also includes weekly trips to the pool and a field trip* to an exciting destination. A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This camp is for rising eighth through tenth graders.
- How will I stay informed?
- How do I contact staff?
- Are masks required?
- Are meals provided?
- Is transportation provided?
- What is the daily schedule?
- What are the weekly themes?
- Are there field trips at camp?
- What if my child takes medication?
Emails will be sent to the address that is listed on the primary member’s account in WebTrac. On the Friday before each new week you will receive important information regarding schedules, group assignments, special announcements, etc. If you are not receiving emails, please check your spam folder or verify your account information through WebTrac.
Most parent questions and concerns are best handled by the Site Director at the location where your child attends camp. You will receive their contact information (email address and phone number) in your “welcome email” prior to the first day of camp. In the event the Site Director is not available, please contact Program Management. Please use the following directory as a guide for contacting Charlottesville Parks & Recreation staff:
As of April 18, 2022, mask requirements will be based on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level for the City of Charlottesville.
- Low: Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.
- Medium: Wear a mask based on your personal preference. If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about additional precautions, such as wearing masks or respirators indoors in public.
- High: Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk.
A nutritious breakfast and lunch will be provided for each camper through the USDA Summer Food Service Program at no additional charge. If for any reason your child is unable to eat the meal provided by the program, it will be necessary for you to provide your child with lunch. You may also choose to pack your own lunch. Campers must arrive by 9:15 AM to be included in the lunch count.
Due to COVID-19, buses have a limited capacity and transportation is only available for City Residents that have no other way to get to camp. You must indicate if your child will need transportation during enrollment by responding to the prompt. The summer camp bus route will not be available until closer to the start of the first week of camp. The bus route will be emailed to the address that is listed on the primary member’s account in WebTrac and posted on our website as soon as it is available.
City residents attending Camp Shenandoah who are planning to use camp transportation must enroll at a location within their school district. Clark students enroll at Burnley Moran; Greenbrier students enroll at Venable; Jackson Via students enroll at Johnson.
Camp will run from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. The hours between 7:30 - 9:00 am and 4:00 - 5:30 pm are designated pick up and drop off periods. These times include unstructured playtime. Campers will have breakfast at 9:00 am and then start scheduled activities for the day.
- 7:30 AM - Drop off starts & free play
- 9:00 AM - Breakfast and review the daily schedule and rules & expectations
- 9:30 AM - Morning programs
- 12:00 PM - Lunch
- 1:00 PM - Afternoon programs
- 4:30 PM - Pick up starts & free play
- 5:30 PM - Pick up ends & camp closes
- Week 1: Get to Know You
- Week 2: Super Science
- Week 3: Olympics
- Week 4: Animals/Zoo
- Week 5: Dr. Seuss/Pop Culture
- Week 6: Water Wonders
- Week 7: Let it Grow
- Week 8: Around the World
We are excited to have field trips back this year! Each summer camp location will have at least one (1) field trip per week along with weekly pool trips. The field trip locations and daily schedules will be sent to parent/guardians closer to the start of summer camp.
In addition to submitting medication information through ePACT, you must complete and sign a Medication Authorization Form before a campsite can accept any medication.
- Authorization is valid for 5 days without a physician’s signature.
- Pain relief medication and/or medication needed longer than 5 days will require a physician’s signature.
- Any changes to the dosage will require a new Medical Authorization Form.